Washington, D. C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2013




Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-36083 76-0533927
(State or incorporation (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


13115 Jess Pirtle Blvd.

Sugar Land, TX 77478

(address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(281) 295-1800

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On December 11, 2013, Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (the “Company”) executed the Twelfth Amendment to the Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement (the “Amendment”) which amends that certain Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement, dated May 20, 2009, by and among the Company and East West Bank.


Among other items, the Amendment (a) extended the revolving line maturity date to November 15, 2015; (b) permits the Company to issue standby letters of credit under the revolving line; and (c) reduced the interest rates by 0.5% with respect to revolving advances and Equipment II Advances (with the potential for further interest rate reduction under certain circumstances).


The foregoing description of the Amendment does not purport to be a complete statement of the parties’ right under the Amendment and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is attached as Exhibit 10.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated by reference herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits


10.1Twelfth Amendment to Amended and Restated Loan and Security Agreement effective December 11, 2013 between the registrant and East West Bank












Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: December 17, 2013 APPLIED OPTOELECTRONICS, INC.  
  By: /s/ David C. Kuo  
  Name David C. Kuo,  
  Title: General Counsel and Secretary